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Women Who Launched the Computer Age

Category: Book
By (author): Calkhoven, Laurie
Illustrated By: Petersen, Alyssa
Series: You Should Meet
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Computers / Programming
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Beginner
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*Meet the women who programmed the first all-electronic computer and built the technological language kids today can't live without in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people "you should meet!"

In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds. But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work. Learn all about what they did and how their invention still matters today in this story of six amazing young women everyone should meet!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus interesting trivia facts about how computers have changed over time. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!